Ryan Blake Jackson and Tom Williams


HRI Workshop on The Dark Side of Human-Robot Interaction: Ethical Considerations and Community Guidelines for the Field of HRI

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Providing robots with social behaviors and natural language capabilities causes laypeople to naturally perceive them as social and moral agents. These perceptions necessitate that robots be sufficiently morally competent to avoid averse effects on the human normative ecosystem and human-robot teaming. Crucially, this required moral competence involves not only moral decision making, but also moral communication. In a communicative medium as sensitive as natural language, the phrasing used to convey a message can be just as important as the message itself